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Update on the NCVS Instrument Redesign: Operational Pilot Test and Split Sample

NCJ Number
Jennifer L. Truman; Heather Brotsos
Date Published
June 2023
6 pages

This report provides an update on the next steps in BJS’s multiyear effort to improve the efficiency, reliability, and utility of the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS). The report presents the instrument redesign timeline and describes operational plans to test and phase in the new survey instrument.

BJS has also released complementary third-party reports, produced for BJS by Westat:
National Crime Victimization Survey Redesign: Measuring Crime in the NCVS
National Crime Victimization Survey Redesign: NCVS Crime Incident Report (CIR)
National Crime Victimization Survey Redesign: Police Performance and Neighborhood Safety

NCVS Instrument Redesign Field Test Methodology
National Crime Victimization Survey Redesign Letter and Incentive Experiment Report